Hackathons became a useful tool to explore the potential of new ideas in a short timeframe. But can they be optimised to create sustainable impact in the humanitarian world? Can diverse and well-balanced teams become part of a structured innovation process? Does innovation have to be sexy? Why should you think about dead bodies during a BBQ ?
Interdisciplinary co-creation for good.
Ines is an innovation enthusiast and social entrepreneur. Formerly she worked in the corporate environment and has experience in process design and improvement, project and international management, communication planning and business analysis.
In 2014, after a career break for family reasons, she co-founded THE Port association-- a Swiss not-for-profit association, encouraging innovation in the humanitarian sector. Ines organises hackathons that bridge the gap between humanitarian organisations and state-of-the-art technology innovators. THE Port fosters new forms of collaboration in the heart of International Geneva. Find out more about her work at: www.theport.ch